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Juicy, tender, and moist, baked chicken breast with the best Greek souvlaki marinade is the most flavorful and delicious chicken dinner in under 30 minutes. | aheadofthyme.com

Baked Greek Chicken Breast with Souvlaki Marinade


  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 chicken breasts
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Juicy, tender, and moist, baked chicken breast with the best Greek souvlaki marinade is the most flavorful and delicious chicken dinner in under 30 minutes.


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • lemon juice from half a lemon
  • 2 clove garlic, pressed or minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsleychopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint (or dill)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 chicken breastsboneless and skinless

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, oregano, dill, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  2. Place chicken breasts a large shallow bowl and pour the marinade over top. Toss chicken in the marinade to ensure that they are fully coated.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic cling wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to allow the chicken to marinate.
  4. Preheat oven to 450 F. Place chicken on a quarter sheet baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink inside and the internal temperature reaches 165 F in the thickest part of the chicken breast (as read on a meat thermometer).
  5. Remove the chicken out of the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes. Serve warm with a side of Greek salad, pita bread, rice pilaf, and Greek lemon roasted potatoes. And don't forget the tzatziki sauce.

Notes

How to store: Store the leftover Greek souvlaki baked chicken breast in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. You can also shred it or cut it ahead of time before storing for easy meal prep, and use leftovers to make sandwiches or add on top of.a salad (in which case you won't need to reheat it).

How to reheat: Heat the Greek souvlaki baked chicken breast in a preheated 325F oven or air fryer until warmed through, about 5-10 minutes. You can wrap it in aluminum foil and some chicken broth to keep it moist.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Marinate Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Greek

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